Happy ThanksgivingThanksgiving is just two weeks away, and people all across the country are preparing for the annual autumn feast. This can be a tough holiday for vegans, but with a little planning and patience it can turn into a great day. This is a great opportunity to impress omnivores with delicious vegan food, so we’ve put together a menu of 6 vegan recipes that will come together for one epic Thanksgiving meal.


6 Recipes for a Vegan Thanksgiving


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAButternut Squash Bisque with Cranberry Gremolata from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio – This simple and familiar autumn soup is a tasty way to start off your Thanksgiving meal.

Autumn Harvest Salad from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever and Arugula and Barley Pomegranate Salad from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg are also good dishes to begin your meal with.


Vegan Buttermilk Herb BiscuitsFlaky Buttermilk Herb Biscuits from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – These biscuits bake up big and beautiful and they’re the ideal complement to your holiday meal.

Corn Muffins, also from Everyday Vegan Eats, is another delicious recipe to that’s sure to please everyone at the dinner table.


Braised Brussels SproutsBraised Brussels Sprouts from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever – This is a great recipe to serve to sprout-a-phobes, and it’s the perfect veggie dish for your Thanksgiving feast.

Other vegetable dish ideas include Green Bean Casserole, also from Everyday Vegan Eats; Truffle-Roasted Vegetable Medley from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg; and Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cheesy Swiss Chard from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio.


Mashed PotatoesMashed Potatoes with Sautéed Chard and Garlic from World Vegan Feast by Bryanna Clark Grogan – This dish is actually a Mediterranean take on the Irish potato and cabbage dish colcannon, but the combination of potatoes and greens makes it perfect for Thanksgiving.

Other tasty side dish options include Quinoa-Cranberry Wild Rice Skillet Stuffing from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg and Granny’s Candied Yams with Marshmallows, also from The Lusty Vegan.


kale and squash tartItalian Rustic Squash and Kale Tart from World Vegan Feast by Bryanna Clark Grogan – The vegetable filling in this tart has quite a “meaty” taste, making it the ideal Thanksgiving main dish.

Other main dish options include Seitan Wellington with Roasted Potatoes and White Mushroom Truffle Gravy from The Lusty Vegan by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg and Glazed Holiday Roast from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever.


Deep Dish Caramel Apple Pie

Deep-Dish Caramel Apple Pie from Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley – This pie made with a tender, nutty crust, crumble topping, caramel-coated apple slices and cinnamon makes for a delicious ending to your holiday meal.

Other autumn dessert recipes include Pumpkin-Apple Butter Cheesecake Pie from The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy DiJulio and Apple Crumble from Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever.